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Reducing Cancer Recurrence with Plant-Based Nutrition
International agencies around the world recommend a plant-based diet to reduce the risk of cancer development and its recurrence for cancer survivors. As practitioners, it is important to be able to educate patients on what a plant-based diet is, how it reduces risk, and the key principles for implementing this approach in a nutritionally adequate and client-tailored way to complement the fight against cancer recurrence.

Performance Indicators* / Learning Objectives:

2.1.3 Tailors messages and communication methods to meet the needs of target audiences.

8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.

8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Feb 17, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Alison Tierney, MS, RD, CD, CSO
Oncology Dietitian @Wholesome LLC
Alison Tierney is a registered dietitian board certified in oncology nutrition who has a passion for preventing, managing, and (in some cases) reversing chronic diseases with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Alison has appeared as a featured guest on several popular health focused podcasts, including The Exam Room Podcast with the Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine and Switch4Good. She has also presented at like Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s annual conference and Before the Bump with Vios Fertility. Alison’s approach involves recommendations strongly rooted in scientific evidence. Focused on a whole food plant-based diet, Alison helps patients navigate their health journey after encountering a chronic illness such as cancer, autoimmune diseases, and infertility. Another pillar of Alison’s approach is focused on prevention to help others take health into their own hands. Taking whole person health into account, Alison’s motto for patients is simple - eat more plants.